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Promote Your Business While Helping Kids Attend College


It's that time of year again when local businesses can achieve two goals in one evening - helping Paramount students go to college while promoting their company name as a sponsor or prize donor at the Paramount Education Partnership's 12th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser.

For information about the various forms of sponsorship and donations, please click here.

The event - on Friday, April 24, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Progress Park Plaza, 15500 Downey Ave. - features great food and fun casino-type games, all for a very good cause. This year's theme is "A Taste of California."

Thanks to the generosity of the Paramount business community, PEP has given more than 200 scholarships over the years worth nearly $600,000 to local students who are attending a university, community college, or trade school.

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Celebrate Fair Housing Month at Progress Plaza


April is Fair Housing Month and the Fair Housing Foundation will be holding an open house on April 22nd from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Progress Park Plaza West to celebrate. The event is free and open to everyone.

"Fair Housing: Opening Doors - Unlocking Dreams" will feature complimentary hors d'oeuvres and refreshments and offer a chance to meet Fair Housing staff and boardmembers. You can learn about the Fair Housing Foundation and fair housing laws and programs in the local community, as well as help select the winners of the 31st Annual Fair Housing Poster Contest. There will also be a silent auction with proceeds going to the Fair Housing Foundation.

To RSVP, or to learn more, call (562) 989-1206 ext. 1104 or email Progress Park Plaza West is located at 15500 Downey Avenue in Paramount.

Water Conservation Measures


Due to extreme drought conditions, the State of California is requiring that local water suppliers implement water conservation measures.

These measures are directed at outdoor water use. Measures do not apply to "reclaimed" water, which is used at City parks and landscaped medians.

Here are the details. Violations can result in fines.

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Medidas de Conservación de Agua

Debido a las condiciones extremas de sequía, el Estado de California está exigiendo que los suministradores locales implementen medidas de conservación de agua.

Estas medidas están dirigidas al uso de agua para regar o limpiar afuera. Estas medidas no aplican al agua "reciclada" que usa la ciudad para los parques y áreas verdes.

Aquí están los detalles. Las infracciones pueden resultar en multas.

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Nominate a Beautiful Home for Paramount Pride


Nominate a Beautiful Home for Paramount Pride

Do you know of a house in Paramount that stands out in its neighborhood thanks to its decorative touches, elegant landscaping, and excellent upkeep?

The City's annual Paramount Pride program will once again recognize property owners in town who add to our quality of life by maintaining their homes in a pleasing, attractive way.

If you aware of such a house (including your own), feel free to nominate it for a Paramount Pride designation. All we need is the address. Winners will be acknowledged by the City Council and receive a yard sign denoting the honor.

To make a nomination, please call (562) 220-2027 or click here.

Summer Brings Mosquitoes and West Nile Virus


The California Legislature and the Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California have declared April 19 through April 25 to be West Nile Virus and Mosquito & Vector Control Awareness Week. This kicks off the start of the busy mosquito season and is a reminder to California residents of the serious threat mosquitoes and other vectors pose to the health of our communities.

Mosquitoes and warm weather go hand-in-hand. This is especially true with the warm winter and spring we experienced this year. As temperatures warm, the threat of West Nile virus increases. West Nile virus is a potentially dangerous disease transmitted by mosquitoes that can lead to death in humans, horses, birds, and wildlife. In milder cases, patients experience fevers, body aches, and headaches. In more severe cases, patients can experience coma and paralysis.

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Paramount on YouTube


A line up of Paramount productions - from the city, not the movie studio - is now on the video-streaming website YouTube. Shows highlight such things as public presentations at City Council meetings, special community events, an oral history of the our town, and other Paramount profiles. Click this link to visit

Recycled Tires Used in Street Paving Projects


The City of Paramount would like to acknowledge the financial contribution of CalRecycle (California's Department of Resources, Recycling, and Recovery) to the resurfacing of various City streets over the last two years.

The project utilized nearly 8,000 tons of rubberized asphalt and diverted more than 17,000 waste tires from California's landfills.

Thank you, CalRecycle!

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Recognized Obligations Payment Schedule

On February 26, the Oversight Board for the Successor Agency for the Paramount Redevelopment Agency approved the Recognized Obligations Payment Schedule (ROPS) for the period July 2015 through December 2015. The ROPS was submitted to the California Department of Finance for review.

(ROPS-July 2015 through December 2015)

(ROPS-January 2015 through June 2015)

Additional information about the elimination of redevelopment agencies can be found on the California Department of Finance's website.



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